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Hidden History of Portland, Oregon (Hidden History)

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As a fan of local history, I found this volume to be a fascinating and enlightening collection of vignettes on the subject of civil rights in Portland and Oregon at large. These are stories you have probably never heard — stories about the displacement, mistreatment, and murder of the native population, the isolation and domestic violence endured by pioneer women, the struggles of black Portlanders against "socially accepted" racial segregation, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and more. If you enjoy learning about local history or if you have a passion for civil rights, you will find this book immensely gratifying.
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In this engaging narrative, author JD Chandler crafts a people's history of Portland, Oregon, sharing the lesser-known stories of individuals who stood against the tide and fought for liberty and representation: C.E.S. Wood, who documented the conflict between Native Americans and the United States Army; Beatrice Morrow Cannady, founding member of the Portland NAACP and first African American woman to practice law in Oregon; women's rights advocate Dr. Marie Equi, who performed abortions and was an open lesbian; and student athlete Jack Yoshihara, who, in the wake of Pearl Harbor, was barred from participating in the 1942 Rose Bowl.

From scandal and oppression to injustice and the brink of revolution, join Chandler as he gives voice to the Rose City's quiet radicals and outspoken activists.

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Explore the little known chapters of Portland, Oregon's history.

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From the extinction of native peoples to the eradication of leftist union organizers J.D. Chandler shows that there is a history of the city of Portland that has largely been forgotten��"shoveled into the dustbin of forgetfulness. This is a well-written and engaging book that will keep the reader fascinated as it unveils little known events that have shaped the history and character of this city. This book should hold the interest of those who have never read a book of local history as well as those who (like me) think that they know it all. It is thorough, but still accessible, and very well done��"a great read for anyone interested in the hidden currents that made Portland what it is today.
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ISBN:
9781626191983
Author:
Chandler, J. D.
Publisher:
History Pr
Subject:
History
Subject:
Portland (Or.)
Subject:
Anecdotes
Publication Date:
2013-11-12
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English

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"Staff Pick" by ,

As a fan of local history, I found this volume to be a fascinating and enlightening collection of vignettes on the subject of civil rights in Portland and Oregon at large. These are stories you have probably never heard — stories about the displacement, mistreatment, and murder of the native population, the isolation and domestic violence endured by pioneer women, the struggles of black Portlanders against "socially accepted" racial segregation, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and more. If you enjoy learning about local history or if you have a passion for civil rights, you will find this book immensely gratifying.

"Synopsis" by , Explore the little known chapters of Portland, Oregon's history.
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